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Taos or Bust
Taos or Bust
Taos or Bust

Taos or Bust

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After three long years apart, my college roommates and I embarked on yet another Southwestern journey, this time to Taos, New Mexico. I created this shawl specifically with the bold artwork characteristic of the region in mind. This Faroese style shawl has a center panel down the back and slight shoulder shaping to help keep the shawl on your shoulders during cold autumn mornings.

Sizing and Dimensions
One size: 74.5” (189 cm) wingspan and 24.5” (62.2 cm) depth, measured after a light blocking

22 St / 32 Rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch using US5 (3.75 mm) needles
Gauge taken after blocking. Exact gauge is not critical, but a significant difference will affect the size of the shawl and yarn requirements.

Recommended Yarn
Purl Soho, “Linen Quill” (50% Fine Highland Wool, 35% Alpaca, 15% Linen) Fingering wt, 439 yds (401 m), 3.5 oz (100 g)
One skein each in:
  • C1: Stonewall Gray (Approx. 417 yds (380 m) needed)
  • C2: Rose Granite (Approx. 352 yds (322 m) needed)
  • C3: Dark Iris (Approx. 403 yds (369 m) needed) 
Or similar weight yarn to achieve gauge

  • US5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, 47” (120 cm) or longer
  • US6 (4.0 mm) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, 47” (120 cm) or longer

  • Tapestry needle
  • Row counter
  • Stitch markers (25 with 4 unique markers)

Pattern Notes
  • The pattern includes written instructions for all parts except for the mosaic colorwork. The colorwork is charted.
  • This pattern was both edited for errors by a tech editor and was test knit to ensure a good final product. Please contact the designer if you believe there are any errors or have questions about the pattern.